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Rising above your station can be deadly. Cliffy is a child born on the streets of a Neo-Victorian world. Witnesses to a murder, he blackmails a nobleman, receiving a unique bribe. In exchange for his silence, the nobleman introduces him to the Malcolm Rutherford Holden Institute of Regentrification. There, Cliffy learns to walk, talk, and act like a nobleman, so that he may infiltrate high society. But that type of fraud is punishable by death, and when Cliffy uncovers a plot to assassinate a head of state, he's hunted by more than just the aristocracy. Royal intrigue, daring escapes, sub-dermal machines, and bear polo. A grand adventure in a not-so-distant world. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION 2011 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novella Form) Note: This version is very special, in that it also contains the short story "The Kody's Shame: or Let Sleeping Bears Lie". The short features one of the main characters from The Hidden Institute, as he tries to unravel who is doping the mobs polo bears (that sentence makes a lot more sense after you've read the book). In addition to The Kody's Shame, this version of The Hidden Institute also comes with the first two chapters of its sequel "Invito Rex" The zip file you are buying comes with every conceivable ebook format, so that it will work on any player. They are all DRM-free, so once you buy it, it is yours forever.